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Definition 1: move or swing from side to side regularly - [verb of motion]

Samples where oscillate or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • the needle on the meter was oscillating

Synonyms for oscillate in the sense of this definition

(oscillate is a kind of ...) move or walk in a swinging or swaying manner

"He swung back"

(... is a kind of oscillate ) oscillate about a desired speed, position, or state to an undesirable extent

"The oscillator hunts about the correct frequency"

(... is a kind of oscillate ) vibrate before coming to a total rest

"the children's swing librated"

Definition 2: be undecided about something; waver between conflicting positions or courses of action - [verb of stative]

Samples where oscillate or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • He oscillates between accepting the new position and retirement

Synonyms for oscillate in the sense of this definition

(oscillate is a kind of ...) pause or hold back in uncertainty or unwillingness

"Authorities hesitate to quote exact figures"

(... is a kind of oscillate ) be uncertain and vague

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